The MAT-49 is a French-built submachine gun, designed for surprise hit-and-run attacks. It was the Long-Range weapon of the Viet Cong.
Description[edit | edit source]
- Range: 110 yards
- Weight: 4.17 kg
- Length: 760 mm
- Barrel Length: 230 mm
- Ammo: 9x19mm Parabellum
- Action: Blowback
- Rate of Fire: 600 rounds/min
- Feed System: 32 round magazine
Uses[edit | edit source]
Developed by the French, it first saw action in the First Indochina War. During this time, a number of these weapons were captured by the Vietnamese. Lightweight and compact, it was ideal for mobile forces, such as the Viet Cong.